Making bread is usually thought of to be therapeutic. For Kitty Tait, a youngster who overcame scientific melancholy by baking, it led to a profitable bakery, the Orange Bakery in Watlington, England, close to Oxford, and a e-book. At 14, Ms. Tait’s previously sunny outlook was plunging into despair. In lower than a 12 months of baking together with her father, an skilled newbie, they started promoting their items from dwelling and shortly opened the bakery. The story of Kitty’s restoration and the challenges of opening the enterprise is advised by every of them, in alternating segments. It’s an trustworthy, energetic learn. Recipes for yeast breads, sourdough loaves, earthy soda bread, buns, croissants, crackers, custard tarts, and cookies, together with effective brown butter chocolate chip, fill about half the e-book.
“Breadsong: How Baking Modified Our Lives” by Kitty and Al Tait (Bloomsbury, $30).
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